By Robert M. Hardaway
The dramatic upward push in air site visitors, including swift residential and advertisement improvement round our metropolitan parts, has strained the skill of airports to serve the general public competently and successfully. Hardaway's booklet explores this challenge extensive. Drawing on either the hands-on services of pros within the box and a radical grounding in legislations and public coverage, it appears on the legislation governing airport improvement and addresses the complicated regulatory and coverage matters surrounding the development, growth, and operation of airports.
Beginning with a overview of airport law from 1903 onward, Hardaway examines points of regulatory strength, together with federal and native authority, neighborhood proprietorship, and electorate' issues. Chapters on airport making plans, financing, and operation were contributed by means of specialists with useful adventure in those fields. The query of civil rights in employment and industry festival can also be thought of. different subject matters addressed are neighborhood, country, and federal rules of noise; responses to the terrorist risk; the airport as a public discussion board at no cost speech and the workout of faith; the economics of law; and the impression of anti-trust laws. supplying confident proposals for coverage improvement in addition to targeted research of present difficulties, this publication should be applicable analyzing for college kids, educators, and execs eager about air transportation improvement, administration, coverage, and law.
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The railroads were in a state of virtual collapse, leading a 1974 White House Paper on Regulatory Reform to conclude: "Railroading is a troubled industry. " 97 The study also found that half of all railroad track was unfit for safe service and that railroad accidents doubled from 1967 to 1974. 98 A transportation expert noted that, by 1970, the effect of "utility-type regulation upon the railroads had been amply documented. " 99 The motor carrier industry had not fared much better. At the time of the Motor Carrier Act of 1935, 10° only 10,000 out of 90,000 motor carrier "grandfather" applications were granted.
103. T. MOORE, TRUCKING REGULATION: LESSONS FROM EUROPE (1976). 104. Dempsey, supra note 19 at 93. 105. Stigler, The Theory of Economic Regulation 2 BELL J. ECON. & MGMT. SCI. 3 (1971). 106. Id. at 10-12. 107. See Hardaway, supra note 34. 108. Hilton, What Went Wrong and What to Do About It, TRANS. 37 (Jan. 1967). 109. Oversight of the CAB Practices and Procedures: Hearings Before the Subcom. on Administrative Practice and Procedure of the Senate Comm. , 1st Sess. 454 (1975) (statement of William J.
Thus the need for regulation was justified as a means of protecting the public from abuse of that monopolistic power. It was not surprising that many smaller communities experienced increases in commerce after an airport began operations in its vicinity. Airports during this period began to experience some of the same economic effects as the rail junctions of earlier years. In many sections of the country, small privately owned and marginally funded airfields began to proliferate on the outskirts of metropolitan areas.